The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers entered the bottom of the sixth inning locked in an 0-0 tie in Saturday night's . Then things began to unravel for Red Sox manager Alex Cora, his starter Eduardo Rodriguez, and Boston's chances of securing the championship without needing to return home for a prospective Game 6 or 7.
That's because the Rodriguez encountered trouble, eventually loading the bases with one out to face Cody Bellinger. The left-on-left matchup almost worked out for Boston. Bellinger hit a potential double-play ball, with the Red Sox securing the out at home before catcher Christian Vazquez misfired down the first-base line, permitting the Dodgers to plate a run:
Yasiel Puig then came to the plate with two on and two out. You already know what happened next in all likelihood. Here's Puig dinger:
Puig's homer made it 4-0 Dodgers and gave him his third career World Series home run, tying him for the most by a Cuban-born player:
Given how Boston's offense had performed the past day-plus, it seemed like the Dodgers had a fair chance of securing a win and entering Sunday's Game 5 with a chance to take the series lead. Then Mitch Moreland launched a three-run shot of his own against Ryan Madson in the top of the seventh, pulling the Red Sox to within a run:
Game 4 is offering up sufficient amounts of drama and three-run home runs, folks.